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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: May 30, 2004 7:22pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: A few more questions . . .

1. Is hotlinking to MP3/OGG files and the like allowed?

Yes. Please use the http://www.archive.org/download/... link as opposed to linking directly to the server.

I'll let Simon answer #2 and #3, as he has a better idea of what his priorities are. Unfortunately as of now there is no automated system for making such changes, though it is in the works for down the line. In the mean time, it unfortunately has to involve the manual work of an admin like Simon, and as you can imagine, there are a lot of other pressing issues to resolve.

Jon

This post was modified by Jonathan Aizen on 2004-05-31 02:22:54

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Poster: aspergian Date: May 31, 2004 2:35am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: A few more questions . . .

Hi Jon! Thanks for your help :)

What exactly is the " http://www.archive.org/download/..." link, could you please clarify? For example, for one of my compositions, would it be:

http://www.archive.org/download/torley_wong-wong_songs__2a_/acid_hop.mp3

? I'll await Simon's response on the other questions. Thanks again.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: May 31, 2004 2:37am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: A few more questions . . .

Hey,

So you're welcome to contact me at simon at archive dot org if you have any further question, but in answer to your current ones:

- linking to the /download/ link such as the example you gave is the correct way to link to songs, yes.

- if you need to change something about the release after it's been uploaded, the recommended way is probably to upload a fresh version of that release with a different directory name, then ask that the existing release be deleted.

[Unfortunately, there's no easy way to change details of the existing upload without an admin SSH-ing onto the network of machines and manually editing things - this is partly to prevent loss of data, however. Time permitting, I can do this if there's something important that needs changing, though.]

Thanks,
Simon.

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Poster: aspergian Date: May 31, 2004 3:00am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: A few more questions . . .

Why thank you, Simon! Will do :-)